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January 11, 2013 (JUBA) - A cattle herding group in Cueibet County of Lakes State clashed with soldiers from South Sudan’s army (SPLA) on Friday, resulting in the death of seven soldiers and three civilians from neighbouring Warrap State.

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Young men herd cattle through the mud-caked streets of Pibor, South Sudan (AP)

Isaac Mayom Malek, the Commissioner of Cueibet County confirmed the clash, saying it occurred in an attempt by soldiers to recover some cattle stolen last year from Warrap.

"Soldiers from a platoon entered Malul-chum cattle camp in Tiap Tiap payam [district] to try and release cattle that had been looted last year from Warrap state. So the civilian there fought with the soldiers, which resulted to death of seven soldiers and three civilians," Malek told Sudan Tribune.

Eye witnesses, however, said the incident turned bloody after Gok Dinka youth at the cattle camp reportedly resisted the commissioner’s order to handover the cattle.

Lakes State’s government has sent reinforcements to the area, while its Governor Chol Tong Mayay has tasked, Benjamin Makuer Mabor, the state’s local government and law enforcement minister and the area army commander to investigate the deaths.

Phillip Aguer, the spokesperson of the southern army was not immediately available to comment on the matter.

This is not first clash have occurred between the army and the Gok Dinka. In February 2010, the Gok Dinka paramount chief Jok Dau Kachuol was killed at his court premises in Cueibet County reportedly in crossfire between armed members of the Gok Dinka and the SPLA.

In April 2011, South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit ordered an immediate investigation and set up a committee into the circumstances around the paramount chief’s death.

However, almost two years later, the investigation team has not made any public announcement about the incident.

(ST)

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  • 12 January 2013 07:08, by Robot

    too bad!!!, i think the govt is not doing enough by enforcing tough stance against anyone who kills a national army personnel.

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    • 12 January 2013 12:23, by Ahmed Chol

      Lake state especially the Gok and Pakam communities needs William Nyuon Bany to show them that law is above everybody. Every time the government flinches and steps back in situations like this, the country become lawless as the outlaws proof themselves stronger than the SPLA. Everybody that got involved and killed the soldier deserves death. Next they won’t involve.

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  • 12 January 2013 07:16, by Nuer Dominated Liberation of South Sudan

    WHERE IS MR.DREAM TO BE DINKAWORRIOR,AND MR. SLAVE WILLIAM MAWIEN. what is happening now in Cuiebet County???Who Dominated the Cattler loting??...I wish all Dinka should go back to Luak so they stay there, and drinkmilk untill their ass can’t produce shit anymore.
    Nuer never go and get some people property but usally,their property get stollent by Slave Dinka because they can’t work, they are lazy

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    • 12 January 2013 10:35, by william mawien

      Nuer dominated cattle raider (stealer )of south sudan
      all states of south sudan that have boundaries with nuer are affected with cattle raiding
      have you ever had of cattle raiding in aweil? Why are we not having cattle raiding in aweil ? The answer is simple
      "we are far from nuer cattle raiders"

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    • 12 January 2013 12:15, by Dinkawarrior

      Nuer Dominated Militias in Sudan!!!
      Those of Gok are a like to stupid Nuer-food-lovers. You’re neighbors anyway, there is no reason why they shouldn’t be acting like you. Even their forehead crap things look the same with your shits, they must be crazy like you. The stupid Dinka alway related to Nuer. May God Almighty rise up the souls of the SPLA Soldiers and let them rest in Peace!!!!!!!

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  • 12 January 2013 07:33, by wang

    Hope those 7 dead soldiers were all Dinka. These people are always think that the south Sudan peace will come when they fully disarmament Nuer and Murle while leaving their civilians with their guns.

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  • 12 January 2013 07:47, by Dukdal

    The government at all levels has failed to govern the Country. Where on earth has ordinary citizens been so threat to its National Army like it has been in Lakes State. This is the third times in Cueibet, soldiers are being killed and in Akot. Can someone close to the President tells him this is quite embarrassing and something must be done.

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    • 12 January 2013 08:03, by Deng II

      Those brave of Cueibet youth that like to fight need to be taken to Kiir Adem Northern Barh el Ghazal to see what is really fighting is. I don’t wish them to be put in jail. The Government could tell those Dinka to fight themselves over a year none stop.

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  • 12 January 2013 07:59, by Alfredo christiani

    Dear Wang
    Five (5) soldiers are from Nuer of unity state and two from Nasir, they were trying to move cattle towards Nuer Land, that’s why civilian shot at them to death secondly they did not organized themselves as an SPLA Soldiers. Civilian though that, they were cattle raiders from unity state. Hhahahahahhaa Wang with pieces of (Welwel) between teeth

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    • 12 January 2013 08:16, by wang

      Alfredo christiani
      We already know those 7 subhuman dead were all yours. If they not, the reporter would have been expose their identity in the article as usual. Shame on you—D

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  • 12 January 2013 08:14, by George Bol

    Dinka Gok must be traumatized during the war.They really like fighting even something very small and light. Please, Gok Rol Kachuol, you need to behalf so that you give lives to young generation. I know that you are warriors but you need to know that the time for that attitudes have gone. Thanks

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  • 12 January 2013 08:48, by master

    wander
    but how many cattles were killed

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    • 12 January 2013 11:49, by Dukdal

      Mr. Alfredo,
      These were not Nuer, these were mandated soldiers by the Cueibet County Authorities to go and released raided castles.

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    • 12 January 2013 11:50, by Al-mezan

      Whoever killed there by those deadliest criminal is a S.Sudanese whether Nuer, Dinka or any other tribe. They were doing a Nationsl duty, I wish they were killed by NCP army. Lets balance our ideas!

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      • 12 January 2013 12:15, by J P Puok

        Al-mezan, I wish we have 10 Al-mezan in this website we can a civilised south Sudan Minus Dinka DS and the like

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        • 12 January 2013 12:26, by Dinkawarrior

          Nuer Dominated Militias in Sudan!!!
          Those criminals from Lake State who killed the SPLA Soldiers must be investigated and if they’re found then they will be brought to JUSTICE. I hope they’re not militias from Nuer!!

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          • 12 January 2013 12:44, by Al-mezan

            According to the Commissioner Mayom, they are Gok youth of Cueibet County. Please go news blog, the NCP is indiscriminately bombing territories of South Sudan, comment. Lets balance our ideas.

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        • 12 January 2013 12:36, by Al-mezan

          Thanks, Mr. Puok, you proved to be a responsible person in my imagination. As our turn will come to rule tomorrow, we need to exercise the spirit of accepting others despite their disadvantages. We need to avoid being hardliners for the betterment of S.Sudan to which our martyrs paid blood for. With your response, you too become another Al-mezan.

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        • 12 January 2013 12:53, by Al-mezan

          Thanks, Mr. Puok, you proved to be a responsible person in my imagination. As our turn will come to rule tomorrow, we need to exercise the spirit of accepting others despite their disadvantages. We need to avoid being hardliners for the betterment of S.Sudan to which our martyrs paid blood for. With your response, you too become another Al-mezan. S.SD minus Dinka or Nuer is not S.SD.

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  • 12 January 2013 14:01, by James Maker Akok

    This is criminal life of we citizens of Southerns Sudanese in South Sudan will never give us good future. Taking somebody things by force and kill people when they found you is a criminal, and sin on God eyes.
    Those people in Cuie Bet who killed SPLA for cattle are most to be brought down for that criminal of theirs.

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    • 12 January 2013 14:12, by James Maker Akok

      This criminal life of we citizens of Southerns Sudanese in South Sudan will never give us good future.
      Taking somebody things by force and kill people when they found you is a criminal, and sins on God eyes.
      Those people in Cuie Bet who killed SPLA for Cattle are most to be brought down for that criminal of theirs.

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      • 12 January 2013 15:32, by James Maker Akok

        Lol, sorry!
        I mean, must to be brought down

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  • 12 January 2013 15:12, by Mapuor

    Great embarrassment.Those culprits who killed national army personals must face the consequences.May God rest the souls of SPLA soldiers in peace.

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  • 12 January 2013 18:30, by Maguen

    I wish the Govt looks at this as an issue.Why do we accept in near future to be called failed state.Did we fight for this? The Govt shd come in in full force and clear nonsense.It is better to have few nationals who understand than having huge blocked minded people who do not understand what a nation is.
    If I may ask,where is the peace the S.Sudan is proud of located in the 10 states of S.Sudan?

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  • 13 January 2013 14:31, by Samuel Malual

    Dinkawarrior. You are not only a liar, but an enemy of Gok from Agaar tribe of Lakes State who usually wishes Gok people of bad lack because of your sick tribal disease called jealousy. The issue is that these soldiers are from Warrap State, most of them are not respecting military displinary code of conduct. They are trained by thieves and they will always remains the same.

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  • 13 January 2013 14:47, by Samuel Malual

    @ George Bol, Do you really understand sociology terminologies? The word traumisation is not limited to one community in South Sudan. For example, observe Salva Kiir when he give speech, he keep blowing his nose while is talking. This is uncivilised manners. But you are all traumatised from bottom to top of your leadership. Your writing on this forum suggest that 99% of you guys are traumatised.

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